PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO BETWEEN today.
Storytime is today at 11am! We'll be decorating skateboards, singing silly songs and reading "Cosmo Zooms"!
Come to Open Lego Hour today at 3:45pm for a free hour to create and build with Legos!
For those who have registered, Beginning Spanish is today at 5pm.
All patrons are invited to stop by our 2nd Annual NMPL Kid's Art Show, tonight from 4pm to 6pm! Come admire the amazing works of art by the talented NMPL kids!
Thanks to all our patrons for voting in our Magical Movie Night poll, both online and in the library! The winner is... TREASURE PLANET! Please join us on Tuesday, June 11th at 5:30pm for this special showing! Hot popcorn and ice cream sandwiches will be provided. EVERYONE WELCOME!
The legendary "loot of a thousand worlds" inspires an intergalactic treasure hunt when 15-year-old Jim Hawkins stumbles upon a map to the greatest pirate trove in the universe in Walt Disney Pictures' thrilling animated space adventure, "Treasure Planet." Based on one of the greatest adventure stories ever told - Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" - this film follows Jim's fantastic journey across a parallel universe as a cabin boy aboard a glittering space galleon.
Length: 1 hour 35 minutes
Did you know we have archives of all the North Manchester Newspapers, some even going back to the 1800s? Bound editions and microfilm copies can be found in the NMPL Indiana Room for research or pleasure reading.
We pulled out an 1870 issue of the the North Manchester Journal, published on Thursday, May 22nd to see what was happening in town 139 years ago!
On the front page was a stern lecture on proper courting habits from a New York minister. "It is a disgusting fact that palaver of lovers is worse than the purring of cats," Rev. Goss stated.
Turning our attention to more local matters, the comings and goings of certain Liberty Mills residents were outlined in fascinating detail! Judge Comstock appears to be on the mend (from his dive into the dam perhaps!?), Isaac Beaver's baby girl is as handsome as an "amsden peach", and the "bold and daring Colnel" got "badly scooped by his girl"!
Stop by the Indiana Room on your next visit to peruse our newspaper archives!
It's the second day of summer reading, so be sure to come in today, or any time during the next six weeks, to sign up!
Teen Makers is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace.
BUZZZZZZZ…. You can make these adorable popsicle stick bumblebees today at 3:45pm in the Children's Department!
Did you know . . .
that Margaret Wise Brown's book "Little Fur Family" was wrapped in real rabbit's fur when it was first published ("The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown")?
that Venetia Burney was only 11-years-old when she named a planet ("The Girl Who Named Pluto")?
that some kids have to take a boat to get to school each day ("To Live on an Island")?
that Blue Whales are bigger than train carriages ("A Book About Whales")?
If you didn't know these things, then you will definitely want to stop by the Children's Department to check out our new books!
Summer Reading sign ups are taking place! Kids are loving spinning the prize wheel and picking out their own bookmarks!
Storytime was full of energy today! We had so much fun singing, hearing a great story, and coloring!
Our Summer Reading Program has begun! Stop by the library today (or any time during the next six weeks!) to sign up for our Adult, Teen and Children summer reading programs! We have a ton of great prizes you can win by simply reading the books you want at your own pace!
Storytime is today at 11am! We're reading "Time for Bed, Fred!", singing silly songs and decorating our own wristwatches!
We have a busy week planned here at the library! The library will be CLOSED on Monday for Memorial Day but we will re-open on Tuesday at 9am. Tuesday also marks the BEGINNING OF SUMMER READING! Stop by at any point on Tuesday (or during the next six weeks!) to sign up for our awesome Summer Reading Program. We have programs for kids, teens and adults! Storytime will be Tuesday and Thursday at 11am, and kids can make adorable Popsicle stick bumblebees at Creative Kids on Wednesday at 3:45pm. BUZZZZZZZZZZ!
There will be NO BeTween on Thursday, but Open Lego Hour will be at 3:45pm and all patrons are invited to stop by for our 2nd Annual NMPL Kids Art Show!
Lastly, for those who have registered, Beginning Spanish will be Saturday at 1pm.
We hope you'll join us next week at the library!
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